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SD Tribal Relations Secretary Resigning to Take Job with U.S. Attorney’s Office

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tribal Relations is resigning from the office this summer. Governor Dennis Daugaard made the announcement yesterday-thanking Leroy “J.R.” LaPlante for his service. LaPlante has accepted a position as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Sioux Falls. He has been the Tribal Relations Secretary...
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Some SD GOP Support Prenatal Help for Pregnant Immigrants

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some Republicans in conservative South Dakota are putting the contentious politics of immigration reform aside and backing a measure to provide prenatal care to women living in the state illegally whose children will become citizens of the United States. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a Republican who’s up for re-election this...
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Myers, Hubbel Criticize Alleged Corruption in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two opposing South Dakota gubernatorial candidates say they want to clean alleged corruption statewide and limit the federal government’s power over the state. Former state Rep. Lora Hubbel and former University of South Dakota law professor Mike Myers called a joint news conference Wednesday. KDLT-TV reports the candidates said...
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SD Capital City Students Planting Trees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city is getting more of the Black Hills in its urban forest. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that every second-grader in town will be given a Black Hills spruce tree to plant. The effort is being headed by the state Agriculture Department and the Izaak Walton League,...
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